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Earth observation customers want speedy satellite tasking

10 October 2019

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The September drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities touched off a frenzy of activity at Ursa Space, a satellite data and analytics company based in Ithaca, New York.

"It was a manual process," said Derek Edinger, Ursa chief strategy officer and co-founder, said at the Satellite Innovation 2019 conference here. "People were on the phones. People were emailing. It was like a little mission control scenario."

Source: SpaceNews

Image credit: SpaceNews/Brian Berger - Nina Soleng, Kongsberg Satellite Services marketing director, Mike Safyan, Planet vice president for launch and Matti Akdahl, Iceye business development director, discuss Earth observation and remote sensing at the Satellite Innovation 2019 conference.